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Ryanair delayed: We have ice we don't want to die !!

Old 19th Jan 2016, 13:54
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Ryanair delayed: We have ice we don't want to die !!

«Non vogliamo morire», la hostess semina il panico sull?aereo Ryanair. Passeggeri infuriati - Corriere TV

Not very professional hostess announcement on Ryanair flight to justify long delay:
"We have ice on the wings we don't want to die"

ahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahah

Hope Ryan pilots entering as FO's with fresh 200Hrs TT ATPL are more capable than the flight crews.....
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Excellent

Just shows the fantastic training, professional attitude, total package! Respect
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 14:30
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There's ice on the wings, removal of which will incure a delay. We'll do it, because we do not want to die.
Nothing wrong with that in my book. On the contrary, this is exactly the logic to be expected of any pilot. Plenty of reading available on the topic.

Would people take objection to C=2*PI*r ?
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 15:03
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Why is not the captain making the announcement to inform the passengers of such an operational event? Presumably they will see lots of curious activity going on outside and ned some reassuring.
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On the last 2.5hr return trip I did with this shower the pilots were introduced by the cabin crew as Colin and Bill (or whatever) and we heard not one jot from either of them. Not a word.
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 15:12
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I suppose it's possible that the captain did say something suitable, but what he/she said got lost in translation and the papers/twotter/bookface crowd only went with the juicy version..
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 15:31
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Originally Posted by markkal View Post
Not very professional hostess announcement on Ryanair flight to justify long delay:
"We have ice on the wings we don't want to die"

Maybe it was one of Ryanar's Aussie cabin crew: "we have ice on the wings we don't want today"
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 15:43
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Originally Posted by RAT 5 View Post
Why is not the captain making the announcement to inform the passengers of such an operational event? Presumably they will see lots of curious activity going on outside and ned some reassuring.
Just before the video is cut to loop, you can hear a cockpit PA with a male voice.
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 16:01
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<<Non vogliamo morire>>

Isn't it amazing how saying anything in Italian makes it sound like the title of an aria?

I applaud the honesty - the phrasing might have been, umm, gentler.
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 16:35
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She was having a laugh. Even the passengers figured that out and laughed along with it.
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 17:17
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Let's condone it, it may have been an ironical statement !!!
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 19:02
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Wow that cabin crew needs firing!

What a joke.
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 19:19
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There was a study published in 2006 by the Australian Transportation Safety Bureau, where responses from participants and their reaction during mock evacuation drills suggested that the use of strong, deliberate language as well as what they labelled "active briefings" actually produced a more efficient evacuation.

Here is the link: http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/32733/grant_20040239.pdf

Some responses from participants even went so far to suggest that cabin crew mention the risk of injury during an evacuation in their briefings so as to highlight the, possible, unseen danger.

Granted the example in the OP's post doesn't deal with an evacuation, but it does highlight the possible methodology of explaining to passengers why something is being done. De-icing is an honest attempt to reduce the chances of dying - so why not say that.

Extrapolation from this study would suggest that passengers may react better than the stock standard "we are de-icing for your safety."
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 19:57
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I was on a rival airlines flight a few years back and during the safety demo the crew talking down the mic said something along the lines of "only inflate the lifejacket when we...should we crash"

Got a few laughs.
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 20:46
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As purely SLF nothing annoys me more than other pax having a moan at some necessary delay. Unfortunately a great many pax are so thick or ignorant that they don't appreciate that de-icing is a very necessary delay and 'diplomatic' or 'professional' language often as not doesn't get through to them. Saying it like it is, as in this case does the job perfectly as well as giving a bit of a laugh to those of us who knew it anyway!
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 20:56
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Be careful with what you say out there, some idiot might record it and before you know it you have a perpetual moment of 'fame' on youtube. Poor girl.
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Old 20th Jan 2016, 00:07
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Before the Safety Briefing, I now go on the PA and say in clear voice the following: "This is the Captain. Silence and Attention in the Cabin NOW. Cabin Crew, please perform the Safety Briefing".

The cabin is always completely quiet
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Old 20th Jan 2016, 00:53
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Well, it wouldn't have bothered me but I know a number of folks that would have upped there Scotch order from 3 bottles to 5 before push back!

Then again, typical British dry humor which is wonderful. In the States, we get attempted comedic relief some of it funny once and some of it funny nonce.

Still the best line I ever heard was a Brit pilot on our UA 727 from Boston to O'Hare circa mid-90s. On final in muck, start to see the city through cloud, getting lower and wham - go around. As we're burning fuel circling over Lake Michigan for about 15 minutes, he finally announces that Air Force One had flown into the area and to maintain mandatory separation the area was cleared. The next line was delivered classically in a wonderful dead-pan Brit accent - "one can only hope that President Clinton decides not to get another haircut".
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Old 20th Jan 2016, 07:14
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One safety briefing that has lodged permanently in my memory from many many years ago...

"...and there is a whistle here for attracting the attention of passing sailors."
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Old 20th Jan 2016, 07:53
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English not her first language and the poor girl did her best and made a mistake.
Much preferable in my opinion than the 'everything is ok' whilst not knowing a thing approach.
It had been a long delay and lightened the atmosphere and at least she can dine out on it for a while.
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